Castle of Horror – 'I Was a Teenage Frankenstein': A Narcissistic Monster Makes a Monster

Castle of Horror – 'I Was a Teenage Frankenstein': A Narcissistic Monster Makes a Monster

Castle of Horror – 'I Was a Teenage Frankenstein': A Narcissistic Monster Makes a Monster

We continue our 1950s Teen Horror Retrospective with the 1957 I Was a Teenage Frankenstein. This movie is best known for its makeup effects, but at its heart is a surprisingly dark and sadistic performance by Whit Bissell as the narcissistic Professor Frankenstein, who will lie, cheat, steal and murder to build a man from teenager parts.

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About Jason Henderson

Jason Henderson, author of the Young Captain Nemo (Macmillan Children's) and Alex Van Helsing (HarperTeen) series, earned his BA from University of Dallas in 1993 and his JD from Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in Washington, D.C., in 1996. His popular podcasts “Castle Talk” and “Castle of Horror” feature interviews and discussion panels made up of best-selling writers and artists from all genres. Henderson lives in Colorado with his wife and two daughters.

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